School Bus Information

June 2019

 

In getting ready for the upcoming 2019/20 school year, a few things to note in regards to having your child ride the school bus to/from home/daycare.

 

 School Bus Use

    • Other than for school field trips, the district offers a busing system to get students to/from school/home(or daycare).
    • Buses are not to be used for any other purpose (ie play dates, birthday parties, work or sports activities).  Please do not send notes with your child requesting to ride another bus.
Bus Schedule
    • The current bus schedule is listed below. 
    • Morning pick up:     ensure that your child is at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the posted time.    Children neeed to be, ready to get on the bus - not sitting in a car waiting for the bus.   Drivers are on a very tight schedule!
    • Afternoon pick up:  Kindergarten children MUST be met at the bus stop.

Bus Passes

    • Bus passes are mandatory for all students riding to/from school.  

    • Bus pass applications for eligible riders can be handed in to your child's school office or emailed to buspass@sd69.bc.ca.  Bus passes will then be issued and sent to your child's school for pick up.

    • Bus passes for courtesy riders  - follow the instructions on the Bus Pass Payment Form. 

    • As in previous years we anticipate many courtesy riders, so please be sure to get your application forms in quickly.   

Bus Pass Fees:

    • $0.00        -  eligible rider    ( within catchment area & outside of walk limit)
    • $125.00/yr - courtesy rider  (within catchment area and within walk limits or outside of catchment area) 

Walk Limits 

    • As per Policy 7054 walk limits are:
        • K - Gr. 7     3.2 KM with the exception of BES, EES and NBES which have a walk limit of 1.5 KM
        • Gr. 8 - 12    4.8 KM

 

 

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